Archaeologists who partly unearthed a Roman take-away in Pompeii in 2019, have shared more information as they continue to work on the spot. This “snack bar” is not unique, for Pompeii had over one hundred of them. What does delight archaeologists: the shop is fairly complete and unlike at other ‘take-away’ shops, its frescoes are preserved.
The good news: museums and other cultural venues are re-opening; though not immediately. They were forced to close when the second COVID19-wave seemed to run out of control.
If you follow this blog, you may think: all she does is wander through museums, dip into classical music, read books and sit watching plays. Honestly: I do way more! Like dragging friends off to visit botanical gardens.
A work of art, donated to the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum nearly eight years ago, has become a bone of contention. The woman who donated it, claims that at the time, she was under immense emotional pressure and mentally unstable.
At the preview, everybody was so happy the Italian exhibits had left the country in time. The Italian COVID19 lock-down, remember? But barely a week after the opening of “Mancini, eccentric and extravagant”, the Netherlands followed suit and entered lock-down.
If you follow this blog, you know a small but fascinating exhibition on George Stubbs opened at the The Hague Mauritshuis in February. “The Man, The Horse, The Obsession” was to close on 31st of May 2020? COVID19 intervened and the exhibition will now close 30th of August 2020.
The Amsterdam van Gogh Museum revealed the likely spot where Vincent van Gogh worked on his last painting. This painting of tree roots was started the day he tried to kill himself and was never finished. The work is in the museum’s collection and regularly exhibited.
Plenty museums in the Netherlands are preparing to reopen per 1st June 2020. As mentioned in a previous post, people are already able to book tickets in advance – a new COVID19 rule. But what other measures are Dutch museums taking?
By now, you know that museums in Germany and Belgium are welcoming visitors. In the Netherlands, cultural venues will reopen per 1st of June 2020 … for a limited number of visitors. But what visitors?
In some European countries, museums are open again. In Germany, it depends on policies of individual states, but quite a few museums are open. Luxembourg is taking things step by step. In Belgium, many museums reopened per Monday or Tuesday 19th of May. The Netherlands follows its neighbours: most museums reopen per June 2020.